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Mireille has been appointed writer in residence at University of Sydney’s Charles Perkins Centre for 2017. She will be researching and writing a new work on epigenetics and doubling.


The World Without Us has been longlisted for the International Dublin Literary Award 2016. Shortlist announced in April 2017.


Mireille’s essay on bread, Holocaust memory and ritual, The Most Holy Object in the House is now published in Best Australian Essays 2016. It was longlisted in the international Notting Hill Press Essay Prize 2015, published in Tablet Magazine and Island Magazine, 2016.
You can hear Mireille speak about the background to this essay on ABC Radio National’s Conversations.


The World Without Us has won the 2016 Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for Fiction.

It is shortlisted for the NSW Premier’s Literary Awards 2016 The Stella Prize 2016, the Australian Book Industry Awards 2016 and the Voss Literary Award and longlisted for the Miles Franklin Literary Awards 2016 .

At The Stella Prize event, Sydney Opera House, with fellow shortlistee Fiona Wright.


In 2017 Mireille will be speaking at:

Brisbane Writers Festival, September 6-10

Tasmania Writers Festival, September 16 & 17



Mireille describes her 5 books of influence on Culture Street.







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